1947 photo of the Kingsbridge Theatre - Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Cinema Treasures)
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Kingsbridge Theatre

15 East Kingsbridge Road at Jerome Avenue
Bronx, N.Y. 10468





The 1,125-seat Kingsbridge Theatre opened in 1921. It closed by the early 1950s and has served as a supermarket for many years.
           
Wurlitzer Organ Company
North Tonawanda, N.Y. – Opus 472 (1921)
Electro-pneumatic action
Style 160 (piano console)
2 manuals, 6 ranks, 4 tuned percussion, 17 traps


This organ was shipped on October 19, 1921.
           
Pedal – 32 notes
16
  Bass
8
  Flute
16
  Bourdon
  Bass Drum
8
  Open Diapason
  Kettle Drum
8
  Cello
  Cymbal

   

   
Accompaniment (Manual I) –- 61 notes
8
  Trumpet     Piano
8
  Open Diapason     Mandolin
8
  Salicional     Snare Drum
8
  Viol Celeste [TC]     Tambourine
8
  Flute     Castanets
4
  Salicet     Chinese Block
4
  Octave Celeste      
4
  Flute      

   

   
Solo (Manual II) – 61 notes
16
  Bourdon
4
  Salicet
8
  Trumpet
4
  Octave Celeste
8
  Open Diapason
4
  Flute
8
  Salicional     Cathedral Chimes
8
  Viol Celeste [TC]     Xylophone
8
  Flute     Glockenspiel
8
  Vox Humana      
           
Adjustable Combinations
   
Accomp. & Pedal Pistons 1-2-3-4-5 (thumb)
Solo & Pedal Pistons 1-2-3-4-5 (thumb)
           
General
    One Balanced Expression Pedal      
    One General Tremulant      
    One Vox Humana Tremulant      
           
Effects (operated by pistons)
   
Sleigh Bells Bird Fire Gong (reiterating)
Triangle Train Steamboat Whistle
Horse Hoofs Auto Horn Siren
Surf Effect Fire Gong Tom-Tom
     
Door Bell (push button)    
           
Sources:
     Cinema Treasures web site: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/7884
     Junchen, David L., comp. and ed. by Jeff Weiler. The WurliTzer Pipe Organ – An Illustrated History. Chicago: The American Theatre Organ Society, 2005.
     Kaufmann, Preston J. Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 3. Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1995.

Illustration:
     Cinema Treasures web site. Exterior.